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Meet technologists on the front lines of the biggest reboot of American politics in our lifetime

June 29-30 San Francisco

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About the Event

Held in the heart of the innovation capital of the world, the third annual Reboot is an invite only event that will bring together top influencers from diverse industries - civic tech founders, engineers and designers, politicos, corporate tech, foundation executives, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs.

The conference is structured to help amplify the impact of the leading civic and campaign tech startups that are on the frontlines of the effort to affect change in America. Join us as we meet as equals, give honest feedback, offer meaningful introductions and help shape the future of the civic tech landscape.


Title Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors


Wednesday June 29th Reboot Kickoff Party Featuring Food Trucks, Libations and Liberty Location and Details Shared Via Registration Link

Thursday June 30th The W Hotel, Downtown San Francisco

9:00 - 9:20am

Opening Remarks by Lincoln Founders and Michael Palmer of i360, Title Sponsor of Reboot 2016

9:20 - 9:30am

To Disrupt or To Be Disrupted - That Is The Question with Matt Lira

Having worked on national campaigns and now as Senior Advisor to the House Majority Leader, he is among the best positioned to initiate a candid discussion on the need to change core assumptions in order to run smarter campaigns, advocacy and governments.

9:30 - 9:50am

Is all Viral Content Treated Equal? A Fireside Chat with Alex Skatell

One of the world’s leading experts on creating viral content for those on the right discusses what really happened in the meeting with Mark Zuckerberg and his effort to create balance in a world increasingly resistant to telling both sides of a story.

9:50 - 10:50am

Startup Pitches

Group 1 - Lincoln, Brigade, The OpenGov Foundation, Data4America, Crowdpac

10:50 - 11:10am

Recharge Break - powered by Facebook

11:10 - 11:20am

Google Live

Candidate Lift: Measuring the Impact of Video Ads on Voter Perception and Behavior

11:20 - 12:20pm

Startup Pitches

Group 2 - CityZen, Bold, Crowdskout, Quorum, Change.org

12:20 - 12:30pm

Cambridge Analytica Live

What We Learned in 2016 and Why We are Convinced That Psychographics is the Future

12:30 - 1:30pm

Networking Lunch - powered by Microsoft

1:30 - 1:40pm

Microsoft Live

Lessons from Taking Politics Into the Cloud

1:40 - 2:05pm

The Future of Data-Driven Marketing with Auren Hoffman

Big data has the potential to transform every industry, including politics, and few people in the world have more experience with data-driven marketing - having led LiveRamp to a $300 Million+ acquisition in 2015.

2:05 - 2:25pm

The Data War That Wasn't with Chris Wilson, Alex Lundry and Moderator Sasha Issenberg

Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz raised the most money during the Republican Primary, with an eye towards investing aggressively in data and digital. Trump has suggested that he plans to do the opposite moving forward, so this friendly debate will dive into the details of what could have been an epic head to head with Hillary's data machine.


  • Opening presentation (2-3 min each)
  • Moderated exchange with Sasha (15 min)
  • Closing statement (1.5 min each)

2:25 - 2:35pm

comScore Live

Optimize Your Campaign’s Reach & Frequency

2:35 - 2:50pm

Recharge Break - powered by comScore

2:50 - 3:00pm

Winning Company Announced

$25,000 investment to the best pitch of the day

Judges for the Competition

Ashish Jaiman
Phin Upham
Thiel Capital
Alex Conant
Firehouse Strategies
Maria Rioumine
Investment Team
Jason Putorti
Chuck Defeo
VP of Products
Autumn Carter
Executive Director
United States Common Sense
Mike Stall
Principal Architect
Daniel O’Neel
Data Engineer
Steve Johnston
Account Executive

3:00 - 3:10pm

Market Research Foundation Live

3:10 - 3:55pm


Can one historical presidency be followed by another? With the most governing experience of anyone in the race, will his record and rhetoric lead to the demise of the two-party system and the two least liked presidential candidates in recent history?

3:55 - 4:00pm

Wrap Up Remarks

4:00 - 5:30pm

Networking and “Pay It Forward” Sessions

5:30 - 7:30pm

Conversations and Libations at the W Hotel, 2nd Floor Lounge - powered by Google


Keynote Speakers

Gov. Gary Johnson

Candidate for President of the United States, Former Governor of New Mexico.

Auren Hoffman

Former CEO of LiveRamp; Chairman, Siftery and SafeGraph

Thought Leaders

Chris Wilson
Director of Research, Analytics and Digital Strategy
Cruz for President
Sasha Issenberg
Contributor to Bloomberg Politics
Author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns
Alex Lundry
Former Chief Analytics Officer for Jeb Bush
co-Founder, Deep Root Analytics
Alex Skatell
Founder and CEO
Independent Journal Review
Matt Lira
Senior Advisor
Office of the House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Gitesh Gohel
Head of Product
Chris McCoy
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Seamus Kraft
Co-Founder and Executive Director
The OpenGov Foundation
Mason Harrison
Political Director
Jay Dawkins
Founder and CEO
Carrie Sheffield
Founder and CEO
Zack Christenson
Co-Founder and CEO
Aaron Ginn
Lincoln Network
Adrienne Lever
Director of Partnerships
Jonathan Marks
Pamela Baratta
VP of Political Sales
Curt Black
Account Manager
Google Elections
Eleanor Strom
Account Manager
Google Elections
Ginny Badanes
Republican Advisor
Microsoft Technology and Civic Engagement
Josh Coe
Head of Data Operations
Cambridge Analytica
Molly Schweickert
Head of Digital
Cambridge Analytica

Pitching Companies

Ten of the top emerging civic and campaign tech startups will participate in a pitch competition - shark tank style - in front of a panel of expert judges

Brigade, the world's first network for voters, was founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in our political system. The San Francisco-based startup, which raised a $9.5MM Series A from investors led by Sean Parker, Marc Benioff, and Ron Conway, is building tools to help voters take back control of their democracy and elect politicians who will keep their promises. Brigade is available at brigade.com, in the App Store and on Google Play.

Data4America is an educational non-profit bringing data science and data visualization to the understanding of politics. We publish Lifemap, Podcasts, User-Generated Policy, crowdsourced data journalism, and Sponsored Policy Issues. Our non-partisan Editorial Board evaluates and votes on all content before it's published.

The OpenGov Foundation is a fiercely apolitical non-profit rebuilding the critical infrastructure of America's legislatures. We exist to help our most important public institutions work smarter, spend less and govern together with the citizens they serve.

Crowdpac is the country’s premiere political crowdfunding platform - helping candidates, organizations and ordinary citizens fund the change they want to see. We provide intuitive technology and objective data to boost political participation, helping citizens to vote, by understanding the candidates on their ballot; to fund political change through crowdfunding tools, and helping anyone run for office.

Cityzen captures real-time public opinion data through partnerships with online news sites. Its polls and interactive content reach an average of 50 million pageviews per month and have recorded over 800,000 poll votes to date.

Bold is a multimedia, viral news & cultural platform for a diverse coalition centered on personal responsibility and sustainable capitalism. We empower individuals and communities to produce innovative content with positive social impact.

Crowdskout is a data management and marketing platform that combines all of your data under one roof to allow for better decision making and smarter marketing in your organization.

Telegraph is the easiest way to access the best minds in technology for a fraction of the price. Available by phone, text, or website, Telegraph is your on-demand geek squad ensuring that any size campaign or cause can leverage new media & communications technologies effectively.

Change.org is the world’s largest social change platform with over 150 million users in 196 countries. Change.org empowers anyone, anywhere, to create the change they want to see. On Change.org, people everywhere are starting campaigns, mobilizing supporters, and working with decision makers to drive solutions.

Quorum builds software that enables anyone to influence the legislative process through modern tracking, targeting, and outreach tools. The online platform tracks legislation and dialogue in Washington and all 50 states, leverages quantitative analytics to help users identify potential champions, and enables advocates to easily contact legislators and their staff.


W Hotel San Francisco

181 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103